Three men suspected of trying to manipulate football matches have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery by a court in the UK.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Chann Sankaran, a Singapore national, and Krishna Ganeshan, a UK national originally from Sri Lanka, were the central conspirators in the match fixing plot, and had recruited Michael Boateng, a player from Conference South team Whitehawk FC, to help them.

A fourth man, Hakeem Adelakun, was acquitted, while there will be a retrial in respect of a fifth man, on whom the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

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